Rosmah back in court to support Najib in 1MDB audit report trial

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Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor today visited the Kuala Lumpur court complex to attend her husband Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s trial over the alleged tampering of the auditor-general’s audit report on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Fresh from being convicted yesterday in her own corruption case, Rosmah was sighted briefly in the courtroom during Najib’s trial before High Court judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan, the same judge who had sentenced her to 10 years’ imprisonment and a RM970 million fine.

Najib’s convoy from the prison arrived at the court complex at around 8.30am and he was seen entering the courtroom from the holding room at 9.46am, dressed in a black pinstripe suit and sporting a magenta tie.

Wearing a white baju kurung with red and yellow floral print, Rosmah entered the courtroom at about 9.48am which was just before the trial started, but left a few minutes later.

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Later at 10.11am while court proceedings were ongoing, Rosmah re-entered the courtroom, and then left the courtroom about 10 minutes later.

Just before she walked out of the courtroom, she waved to Najib who was sitting in the accused’s dock, while Najib also turned towards her and waved back.

This is Rosmah’s third visit to the court to attend Najib’s criminal trials since he was jailed 11 days ago. This is also the third time Najib was brought out of prison to attend his trials.

At about 10.23am today, Najib’s daughter Nooryana Najwa was also spotted entering the courtroom as the trial was going on, and she stayed until the end of court proceedings.

At different points during the trial, former 1MDB CEO Arul Kanda Kandasamy — who is also an accused person in this trial — was at times seen talking to Najib while they were both seated in the dock.

The next time that Najib is due to be brought to the Kuala Lumpur court complex for his criminal trials is next Monday (September 5), which is when his 1MDB trial before High Court judge Datuk Collin Lawrence Sequerah is set to resume.